Examining diet and physical activity behaviours amongst older adults through the lens of superdiversity

Room 427 Muirhead Tower
Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 18th September 2014 (09:30-14:30)
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Diana Castaneda Gameros
Email: DXC242@bham.ac.uk

Our understanding of dietary and physical activity behaviours of ethnically-diverse older women living in superdiverse communities is severely limited due to a paucity of research in these populations. Existing research predominantly focuses on young individuals, and these behaviours have not been explored through the lens of superdiversity. Evaluating dietary and PA behaviours remains a challenge in any population; assessing them in groups such as ethnically-diverse older adults living in superdiverse communities requires understanding social, cultural, environmental, and policy influences impacting these behaviours.

This half-day interactive workshop aimed to critically examine current dietary and physical activity assessment methods, including behaviour changes theories and approaches, from the perspective of superdiversity. The final outcome of the workshop will be an informative piece of work that reviews current gaps and provides recommendations for addressing these gaps.

Presentations from the Workshop


Workshop booklet (PDF)

More about the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)